Catalans v Warrington: Squads Announced

Catalans and Warrington have both announced their 21-man squads for Friday evening’s Super League fixture at Stade Gilbert Brutus (KO 6:15pm UK time).

As things stand, the game is still going ahead, however there remains doubt given the Dragons’ seven positive Covid-19 tests last week which saw their clash against Hull FC cancelled.

The positive results saw the French club enter Stage 2 of the RFL’s Multiple Case Framework agreed with Public Health England, which involved a five day shutdown, with all players and staff having to undergo a further round of testing to determine if they can fulfil Monday’s fixture.

The Wolves, meanwhile, go into the game with a 13-day turnaround, with their last match being a 32-6 victory over Leeds on Tuesday 13 October.

Catalans Dragons

Steve McNamara will keep with the same squad that was due to face Wigan a fortnight ago.

21-man squad: 1 David Mead, 4 Israel Folau, 5 Fouad Yaha, 6 James Maloney, 7 Josh Drinkwater, 9 Micky McIlorum, 10 Sam Moa, 11 Matt Whitley, 12 Joel Tomkins, 13 Benjamin Garcia, 14 Julian Bousquet, 16 Tom Davies, 17 Benjamin Jullien, 18 Alrix Da Costa, 19 Mickael Goudemand, 21 Paul Seguier, 22 Arthur Romano, 24 Jason Baitieri, 25 Arthur Mourgue, 28 Sam Kasiano, 29 Sam Tomkins.

Warrington Wolves

Head Coach Steve Price has made four changes to the side that beat Leeds. Blake Austin, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Mike Cooper and Joe Philbin all return to the 21-man-squad. Coming out of the squad are the suspended Sitaleki Akauola, as well as Ellis Longstaff, Eribe Doro and Matty Ashton.

21-man squad: 1 Stefan Ratchford, 3 Anthony Gelling, 4 Toby King, 5 Josh Charnley, 6 Blake Austin, 7 Gareth Widdop, 8 Chris Hill, 9 Daryl Clark, 10 Mike Cooper, 11 Ben Currie, 12 Jack Hughes, 13 Ben Murdoch-Masila, 14 Jason Clark, 15 Joe Philbin, 19 Matt Davis, 20 Danny Walker, 21 Declan Patton, 22 Luis Johnson, 24 Keanan Brand, 27 Ellis Robson, 29 Josh Thewlis.